press charges

idiom

Definition of press charges

: to take legal action against someone : to officially accuse someone of a crime He was caught shoplifting, but the store owner didn't press charges.

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“Press charges.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/press%20charges. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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